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Academic Advising

We are here to help you succeed! Do you have questions about your degree requirements, a specific course or the best way to get into a degree program? If you have any concerns about accessing the courses and services you need, we are here to help. Connect with your advisor through in-person or virtual drop-ins, booking an appointment, or by email. Contact your assigned advisor in the Meet your Academic Advisor section.  

Are you a new student? New students have received an offer of admission but have not begun their first term of classes. Please visit our new students webpage to find the information you need for enrolment and next steps.

Benefits of an Advising Appointment

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Guidance when selecting the degree option that is right for you.

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Help with course selection so you meet all your program requirements.

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Advisors are aware of all the latest program regulations - which change often!

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Help minimizing red tape; we promise not to pass you off to another office.

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Chance for you to share feedback on courses and program structure.

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Personal support and resources for accommodation for those who need it.

Advising with QLess

University offices will be closed December 22 to January 2. Virtual and in-person drop-in advising will resume January 3.

In-Person Advising

In-person drop-in hours for current students will resume January 3.

Virtual Advising

Virtual Drop-in advising sessions are available by using QLESS.

Hours of operation:

Tuesday, Dec 12 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, Dec 14 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec 20 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, Dec 21 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 - 3:30 p.m.

How to use QLESS:

  1. Join our Languages, Linguistics, Humanities, GWST, SXST, ANTH, Undeclared Advising QLESS Kiosk OR download the QLESS app on your smartphone from Google Play or the iTunes App Store. (Open the app and select "Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies")   
  2. Select theLanguages, Linguistics, Humanities, GWST, SXST, ANTH, Undeclared Advising QLESS Kiosk.
  3. Click Join Now.
  4. Fill out your name and phone number.
  5. Add any notes for your advisor, including topics you’d like to discuss.
  6. Fill in a short form regarding your student information and select Zoom, Phone or In-person.
  7. You’ll receive a text message with either the Zoom link or office location when your advisor is ready to meet with you! If you select a phone meeting, the advisor will call you at the number you provided. 

Each drop-in session is about 15-30 minutes, first-come, first-served. The QLESS queue will close for the day once it reaches capacity.

Meet your Academic Advisor

Contact your assigned academic advisor, who will work with you as you pursue your goals, answer your academic advising questions, connect you with university resources, and more.  

Judith Garza 
Student Success & Academic Advisor 

Booked Appointments

Booked appointments in December are reserved for new students starting in Winter 2024 at this time. To schedule an appointment, please email your academic advisor with your availability, program and student ID number. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive an email notification of your appointment details. Please reach out as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule. Booked appointments for current students will resume in February.

Program-Specific Support

Students requiring program-specific support should send a request for an appointment to A staff member will respond to arrange an appointment time.

Frequently Asked Questions

A full course load is defined as 30 credits during the Fall/Winter session. Students may take a maximum of 36 credits overall (and 18 credits per term) without petitioning. A full course load is defined as 15 credits in the Summer session. Students may take a maximum of 18 credits overall without petitioning.

For students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies as of Fall 2014, 21 General Education credits are required from Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science. All General Education courses are offered at the 1000 level.

  • 6.00 credits from Natural Science (NATS);
  • 9.00 credits from Social Science (SOSC) or Humanities (HUMA);
  • and 6.00 credits in the opposing category to the 9.00 credits course in Social Science or Humanities already taken.

Credits Outside the Major, must be courses outside of the major subject so Anthropology courses CANNOT be counted towards this requirement.

Free Choice Credits can be any York University course so Anthropology courses CAN be counted towards this requirement.


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Student Accessibility Services

In partnership with students, staff and faculty, Student Accessibility Services enables an accessible campus learning environment where students with disabilities have an equitable opportunity to flourish.

Decisions & Petitions

Find the help you need to deal with an academic decision or make a petition as well as information on your rights and responsibilities as a student.